CARE and Alzheimer’s

by Lois Etienne on May 27, 2012

in Senior Health and Safety

Currently 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease. The National Institutes of Health say that as many as 15 million Americans will be affected by Alzheimer’s by 2050. Since most people suffering from Alzheimer’s live at home, this disease is characterized by the theme that there are two victims, the person affected with the disease and the caregiver.

Home Instead Senior Care has a new program called CARE, Changing Aging through Research and Education. One of the first challenges this program has taken on is Alzheimer’s Disease. The statistics say that almost 50 percent of folks over 80 suffer from some form of memory impairment. That is not wonderful news for a boomer generation that is living longer and healthier.

CARE has put together a program to educate not only Home Instead Senior Care employees and caregivers but also for families who are caring for a loved one with memory issues. Home Instead Senior Care will be bringing more local events to assist in this education but for now, they have a wonderful website that you can go to
for a rich source of information and support. Go to www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com and check it out.

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